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Robert Dessaix: Abracadabra

Fri 9 Sep, 1.30pm

A luminary of Australian letters, Robert Dessaix has long enchanted readers with a body of work spanning the autobiography A Mother’s Disgrace and the novels Night Letters and Corfu. He appears for an in-person conversation with Ailsa Piper about his new book, Abracadabra, a collection of previously unpublished talks and short works that showcases his wit, intellect and knack for asking ‘the deepest and most complex questions while appearing to be chatting amiably with you, all the while performing for you the literary equivalent of an enchanting dance’ (Kevin Brophy).


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